Hotel Transylvania 2 Reviews

  • Many of the wisecracks are low-hanging fruit (like jokes about the rampant gentrification of the Transylvanian countryside), but most of them still land ...

    Entertainment Weekly

  • The whole thing is amiable and colorful and surprisingly low on body-function gags. It may not kill you to take your kids.

    Glenn Kenny — New York Times

  • Tartakovsky hasn't created the sort of sequel that eclipses the original, but then again the original wasn't exactly "Toy Story" or "How to Train Your Dragon."

    Sandie Angulo Chen — Washington Post

  • Hotel Transylvania 2 is better than the original. Mind you, this is a low hurdle to clear.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Its plot comes across as just a rickety skeleton designed to prop up Sandler and company's litany of cornball punchlines and gags, only a few of which cleverly play off of these characters' iconography

    Nick Schager — Variety

  • The jokes stink like the Mummy's armpits.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • While the first Hotel Trans had humour for both younger and older audiences, this one will likely fall short in its appeal to adults, although there's plenty for the little monsters to enjoy.

    Bruce Demara — Toronto Star

  • "Be yourself" proves the obvious takeaway from these exploits, this being a children's movie. I'm just not sure the message rang clear among the sounds of the children screaming.

    Calum Marsh — Globe and Mail

  • There's still no shortage of sight gags, but most of them work.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

  • Genndy Tartakovsky is a talented director who knows how to telegraph what an animated character is thinking and doing and how to move a character in ways that suggest personality. He deserves a more interesting assignment.

    Charles Solomon — Los Angeles Times

  • What Sandler does pull off here is an uncommon feat: a sequel that's an improvement over the original, which itself was a solid movie. Your kids will love "Hotel Transylvania 2" and you'll like it, too.

  • If you liked the first Hotel Transylvania you'll like the second, but while the special 3D effects look great, the storyline can lack depth at times.

    Liverpool Echo

  • There's a charm to these characters and it's easy to see why kids are attracted to the story.

    Matthew Toomey — ABC Radio Brisbane

  • This has no aspirations to be anything more than a throwaway 89 minutes of slapstick silliness.

    Alex Zane — Sun Online

  • A clever and funny animated romp that kids and adults will enjoy.

    Stephen Romei — The Australian

  • Kids are not likely to get the jokes about Gary Oldman​'s wig in the 1992 film Dracula, nor sympathise closely with the emotional difficulties Drac faces in becoming a grandparent. Adults... will have seen virtually all of this before.

    Jake Wilson — Sydney Morning Herald

  • This enjoyable sequel lands a slight notch below the original, only because of a few scenes lazily squeezing more juice out of its predecessor's best gags.

    Leigh Paatsch — Herald Sun (Australia)

  • A delightful, perfectly formed sequel to the animated ghouls-are-good original...The animation is gloriously kinetic. What more needs to be said? If you liked the first one...

    Jim Schembri — 3AW

  • The jokes are just as easy and fall just as flat, but the film is saved somewhat by a cracking last act.

    Matt Neal — The Standard

  • Still better than most Sandler-written movies.

    Liam Maguren — Flicks.co.nz

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